It was almost 50 years ago when Linda Thompson first started dating Elvis Presley. The couple lived at Graceland together from 1972 until their amicable split in 1976. And a few years ago, Linda wrote her memoir looking back at those times.
Linda Thompson’s book is called A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner and Songs in Between.
And following the anniversary of her memoir’s publication, Linda has shared some photographs from her extraordinary, life including a couple from dating The King.
The 71-year-old wrote on her Instagram: “Here are just a very few images of some of the book signing parties, and a few of the subjects and moments I write about in my memoir.
“Included between each chapter are lyrics that I have written for some songs you might know that correlate to special moments in my life.”
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Elvis had started parts of the language with his late mother Gladys, who he was particularly attached to. Words like Iddytream meant ice cream, while milk was butch and sooties were feet.
Linda would speak in this “baby talk” to cheer Elvis up when he was feeling glum. While some words were unknown to others in the Memphis Mafia and couldn’t be deciphered.
A movie biopic of Elvis’ life and career is currently in post-production at Warner Bros, having been directed by Baz Luhrmann in Australia.
Austin Butler stars as The King opposite Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, in the film set for release on June 3, 2022.